Firstly, we will assess the cockroach species, the extent of infestation and what areas are contributing to the problem.
Then we will determine whether the use of a spray, dust, gel bait or a combination of both would achieve the best result to eliminate your problem.
Does your pest control chemical smell?
Gone are the day’s where organochloride chemicals are used. Today our pest control products are a no odour, non-repellent type chemical that are undetectable to pests, meaning they will still naturally travel across treated surfaces and be affected as normal. Products with a strong odour are generally poor quality, repellent products.
Are my pets safe?
Yes, the pest control products we use are considered safe if applied by professionals. Some pest control products actually contain small amounts of the same active ingredient used in dog flea and tick treatment. However, safety for you and your pets is our priority, we recommend keeping pets off the treated surfaces for a minimum of 2 hours.
Our technicians are trained to use the correct amount of chemical for the treatment and will never overspray unnecessarily.
Can I do my own pest control?
Homeowners can do their own pest control, however, products available at hardware stores are less effective than professional pest control products. Professional equipment allows dosage and application to be much more controlled and to be applied correctly. It is much more beneficial to the homeowner to get a professional to assess the entry points and types of species to treat to get it right the first time and avoid an ongoing problem.
We recommend investing in a one time professional treatment rather than continually battling the problem yourself.
I have found termites in my house. What should I do?
If you have found termites in your home, it is crucial you do not disturb them. Termite disturbance can cause the termites to move around the property and full colony elimination may not be achieved. Contact us for a free call out to determine the termite species, structure of your home and the most suitable termite management system for your property.
How do baiting systems work?
Firstly, we strategically map out areas around the perimeter of the property where the Termite Baiting System Stations will be dug into the ground. After installation, non-toxic timber is placed inside to attract foraging termites. We inspect the stations regularly and once live termites are detected, a Requiem bait is introduced without disturbing the termite colony, achieving colony elimination.
How often do I need a termite inspection?
In most cases, we recommend a termite inspection to be done annually. However, if your house is at a higher risk eg. past termite issues, we recommend 6 monthly inspections. Termite inspections/reports assess the property for high risk areas that are more likely to incur a termite attack. Most houses, unbeknownst to the owner, have at least 3 areas that will attract termites into the property. Soil levels, leaking plumbing, leaking shower recess and fungal decay are just some of the potential problems areas.
Can I treat termites myself?
When doing termite control yourself, there is a higher risk the termite colony will relocate elsewhere due to the disturbance.
Partial colony elimination can also occur when self managing a termite problem, resulting in undetected damage in other areas of the property.